EXCLUSIVE Sri Lanka to seek $3 billion to stave off crisis

Seeks further $500 mln from India for fuel Government’s top priority is ensuring supply of essentials To raise taxes and fuel prices within six months COLOMBO, April 9 (Reuters) – Sri Lanka will need about $3 billion in external assistance in the next six months to help restore supplies of essential items including fuel and … Read more

Ukraine war pushes Germany to strengthen its bunker infrastructure

German Interior Minister Nancy Faeser speaks to the media after the first flight bringing Ukrainian refugees from Moldova to Germany arrived at Frankfurt Airport, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in Frankfurt, Germany, March 25, 2022. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BERLIN, April 9 (Reuters) – Germany has started working … Read more

British defence ministry says Russia targeting civilians

Ukraine seeks more weapons, harsher sanctions on Russia US, EU and Britain condemn railway station attack West imposes more trade restrictions on Russia LVIV, Ukraine, April 9 (Reuters) – Britain’s defense ministry said on Saturday that Russian forces were targeting civilians, a day after a missile attack on a train station crowded with women, children … Read more

Wife of UK finance minister agrees to stop avoiding UK tax

Sunak’s wife to pay British tax on global income Akshata Murthy is daughter of founder of Infosys Indian citizen previously only paid UK tax on UK income Row is latest setback for Sunak, possible future UK leader April 8 (Reuters) – Akshata Murthy, the wife of British finance minister Rishi Sunak, said on Friday that … Read more

Russia revokes registration of Amnesty and Human Rights Watch

An activist from Amnesty International holds a sign during a protest outside the Russian Embassy as part of a Global Day of Action for Ukraine, following Russia’s invasion in Mexico City, Mexico, March 24, 2022. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 8 (Reuters) – Russia’s justice ministry said on … Read more

Ukrainian forensic investigators start exhuming bodies from Bucha mass grave

Ukrainian servicemen stand guard next to bodies that were exhumed from a mass grave, during a visit of European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell, and Ukraine’s Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal in the town of Bucha, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine … Read more

EU slashes 10% of Russian imports with new sweeping sanctions

EU bans Russian coal in first hit to energy imports Existing coal contracts must be terminated by start of August EU also bans imports of Russian chemicals, vodka, caviar Exports of technology, jet fuel to Russia banned More oligarchs, Putin’s daughters face asset freezes April 8 (Reuters) – The European Union on Friday formally adopted … Read more

Israeli forces kill Palestinian gunman after Tel Aviv bar attack

JERUSALEM, April 8 (Reuters) – Israeli security forces on Friday shot dead a Palestinian suspected of killing three people in a Tel Aviv bar, in the latest attack in a series amid renewed tensions between Palestinians and Israelis. The attacker had entered a pub on a crowded main street of Tel Aviv on Thursday night … Read more

Bucha shows the ‘cruel face’ of Russian army, says EU’s chief

KYIV, April 8 (Reuters) – European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said the deaths of civilians in the Ukrainian town of Bucha showed the “cruel face” of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s army, pledging to support Kyiv in its defense of the “border of Europe”. During a visit to Bucha, where forensic investigators started to … Read more

Macron hits out at ‘racist’ Le Pen as far-right candidate reaches all-time high in poll

PARIS, April 8 (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday accused his far-right challenger Marine Le Pen of lying to voters about his “racist” platform, as the gap in voter support for the two political rivals narrows down ever more. The race appears to be coming down to the two finalists of the 2017 … Read more